For the flatwarming that we had here after the move, I wanted to make a lot of things - and I got a little overwhelmed. But then...then I had an epiphany, and remembered the cake that I first tried after my sister brought some home from kindergarden years and years and years ago!
She got the recipe for it, and whenever my mum made it, it would sit in the kitchen, and for some straaaaange reason, we would always come up with excuses to go to the kitchen, so we could sneak a piece of this with us...or two!
I halved the original recipe, so that it fit into an approximately 15x25cm povenproof dish, but I had to cook it for 15 minutes longer than the recipe stated.
Krydderkake (Spice Cake)
*Edited, as original recipe doesn't have eggs as previously stated*
2 cups sugar (I used medium brown sugar)
3 cups flour
2 cups kefir or light soured cream
4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g melted butter
For the icing:
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Water to right consistency (careful!)
- Start by pre-heating the oven to 175-180C.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar light and airy. Then add the spices, melted butter, kefir/soured cream, bicarbonate of soda and flour. Mix well until you have a smooth batter. Pour this into your oven proof dish (I used a 15x25ish centimetre one), and place in the middle in the oven to bake for 45-60 minutes, until a knife comes out clean.
- Once done, take out and let it cool for a couple of hours. Then, make the icing sugar, by mixing all the dry ingredients first, and then carefully adding a little water at a time. I think I altogether used around 1/2 cup, but start out with just a little as it liquifies quite easily!
- Pour the icing sugar over the cake and let it sit, covered, until the icing has dried slightly, before serving.
- I know it is tempting to wanting to decorate this bad boy, but you know what? This cake speaks for itself, so it isn't necessary for any other reasons than to make it more fun, hehe.
Nutty Date Marbles rolled in dessicated coconut, mmmm!
And I thought I'd throw in a picture of a colourful little breakfast I had last week, after having finally bought a milk frother so I could make cappuccinos at home
What are your favourite cakes and breakfasts?
Camilla's kindergarden (thank you!)